Fri, Mar 1, 2:14am by Charlotte Lee
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:26pm
You’ll get a little more than you bargained for when playing Wild Wolf. Instead of a single wolf, you’ll find four to contend with – one on the title screen and three on the reels. The most striking of the four sees a wolf howling at the moon – a wild symbol in more ways than one. The game has a Native American theme, featuring totem poles and a feather-laden scene above the reels. A dream-catcher also appears, activating the main bonus feature of the game.
Wild Wolf is a fun and customisable pokie with the following highlight moments:
You can’t miss the wild symbol. A large orange tinged moon lights up the night sky, while a silhouette of a wolf is seen howling in front of this. Wild symbols appear on all five reels and can be stacked on each of the reels. Stacked wilds are that much more valuable than standard wilds, as they can fill entire reels, ensuring some fantastic winning opportunities.
This wild symbol is the highest paying in the game too – line up five in a row on one of the win-lines and you’ll win 1,000 coins. The dream spin will see the wild symbol stacked on all five reels, filling the entire pokie with the wild. Achieve this with all 50 lines in play and you’re looking at a prize of 50,000 coins!
A dreamcatcher acts as the bonus symbol and appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only. Land the dreamcatcher on each of these reels and you’ll win 2x your total bet size, as well as enter the free spins feature.
You’ll be awarded a total of 5 free spins. Each of these spins features an increased number of stacked wilds, giving you even more opportunities of those larger wins. More good news is the fact that the spins can be retriggered at any time. This will simply see an additional 5 spins added to your existing total. The upper limit of free spins is 255, meaning you could possibly retrigger the feature an incredible 50 times!
Throughout the free spins the game changes its look. The wolf symbols change to face the opposite direction, while all additional symbols change from a light background to a dark one. This change of look is a nice touch, differentiating the feature from the base game.
This IGT produced pokie plays out on a 5×4 reel configuration. The default number of win-lines is an impressive 50, although if this is too much, then there are options to play 40, 30, 20, 10, 5 or even just a single win-line.
Aside from the wild, the two other wolf symbols are the highest payers – one a black wolf, the other a distinctive brown colour. Two totem poles each pay 250 coins. The pay table is completed by the playing cards 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
The title screen of Wild Wolf features a winter landscape with snow falling in between tall trees. A grey wolf takes centre stage, its piercing orange eyes surveying the scene for prey. When the action begins, the backdrop changes to a summer scene, with a distinctive pink and purple sunset.
The reels are of a pale green colour, while the range of symbols catch the eye – especially the slightly creepy totem poles. The change of look when entering the feature is a very nice touch, while the upbeat soundtrack (with the occasional howl!) adds a nice energy into the mix.
IGT has designed an intriguing and involving pokie in Wild Wolf. If you are familiar with the classic ‘Wolf Run’ you will recognise the game-play. With 50 win-lines in play, there’s never too long to wait for a win, while those stacked wilds make those highest pay outs easier to land. The wilds offer the biggest wins in the game, making for potentially regular four-figure wins. The free spins feature sees you land the biggest winning chances of all with those extra stacked reels and who wouldn’t want to retrigger again and again? An enjoyable pokie, which you might want to avoid during a full moon!